Recently we encountered an issue uploading large files on our NextCloud server. Our NextCloud instance runs as a Docker container behind an Nginx reverse proxy.
Whenever we tried to upload a large file (> 1MB) the upload would fail and NextCloud would report "Unknown Error."
After hunting around a bit we were able to determine that the issue had two sources:
- NextCloud's default upload_max_filesize.
- Nginx's default client_max_body_size.
First, we connected to the console of our NextCloud container. The php configurations are located in /usr/local/etc/php/conf.d/. We set the upload_max_filesize=25M by typing:
echo "upload_max_filesize=25M" > max_upload.ini
and then restarted the container.
Second, we navigated to the ngnix configuration directory on the docker host. On our system this is located in /var/lib/docker/volumes/nginx-proxy_conf/_data. It was necessary to do this a root as the docker volumes are not readable by a normal user account.
Here we created a file custom.conf with the single line:
We then restarted the nginx proxy stack.
This resolved the issue and enabled file uploads up to 25MB.